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Gene Hackman, retired 2004

Numerous publications have listed an end-of-the-year in memoriam of the passing of famous figures we lost in 2017. Here’s list of actors that are still with us, but have slipped from the limelight.

Vera Miles
Sporadic post 1990 work. Retired

Angie Dickinson
Retired from film in 2009

Rip Torn
Still active with obscure films, Video Games, VO.

Don Stroud
Sporadic work on obscure films in 90s until bit part in 2012’s Django Unchained. Retired

Kim Novak
Uneven sporadic  work on obscure TV Films. Retired 1991

John Saxon
Active. Low-budget films

Sally Struthers
Low budget TV, Films, VO through 2017

Tippi Hedren
Barely active through 2016

Shelley Duvall
Retired 2002

Lorna Luft
Sporadic career through 2014

Andy Robinson
Low budget films/TV through 2005 (claim to fame: Dirty Harry & Charley Varrick, baby)

Linda Evans
Retired 1997

Ronee Blakley
Retired  1990

Bud Cort
Active with bit parts, VO, etc

Bo Derek
Active, but barely

Barbara Harris
Barely active up to 1997

Tina Louise
Working, but obscure TV & films

Katharine Ross
Working, but obscure TV & films

Paula Prentiss
Sporadic  work on obscure TV Films

Ken Wahl
Retired 1996

Talia Shire
Still working a lot, but in only obscure films

Gianni Russo
Still working a lot, but in only obscure films (Carlo in Godfather)

Diahnne Abbott
Sporadic  work TV, VO, shorts (De Niro’s former wife)

Shelley Hack
Retired 1997

Gene Hackman
Retired 2004

Allen Garfield
Sporadic  work through 2000

Buck Henry 
Shorts, bit parts

Tony Roberts
Obscure shorts, bit parts

Carol Kane
Active, TV series

Sondra Locke
Inactive since 2000

Teri Garr
Inactive since 2010

Tom Hulce
Inactive since 2008

Paul Le Mat
Inactive since 2009

Justin Henry
Inactive since 2014

Josef Sommer 
Inactive since 2010

Craig Wasson
Barely active

Jim Metzler 
Barely active as of 2014

Frederic Forrest
Active ‘til 2006


Anna Karina
Barely working

Bulle Ogier
Still working a lot, but in only obscure French TV & films

Stéphane Audran
Retired since 2008

Dominique Sanda
Still working, but in only obscure TV & films

Stefania Sandrelli
Still working, but in only foreign TV & films (still wildly popular in Italy)

Gastone Moschin
Retired since 2000 (Godfather ll & the Conformist)

Brigitte Bardot
Retired since 1973

Marie-Christine Barrault
Still working, but in only obscure TV & films

Françoise Fabian
Still working, but in only obscure TV & films

Jane Birkin
Still working, but in only obscure TV & films

Anouk Aimée
After limelight, worked on obscure TV & films; nothing since 2012

Michael York
Still working, but in only obscure TV, VO films

Marthe Keller
Still working, but in only obscure TV & films

Anny Duperey
Primarily French TV series

Kelly LeBrock
Still working sporadically on commercials, obscure TV Films

Aurore Clement
Small film parts through 2015

Brigitte Fossey
Only on obscure French TV

Marianne Faithfull
Very uneven career, but mainly sound tracks/songs on films

Alain Delon
Active until 2012, basically French TV movies

Jean-Paul Belmondo
Retired 2009. Prior obscure TV, etc

Still active in low-budget French films

Joan Collins
Active. BS TV movies

Joan Ann
Retired 2009

Pattie Boyd
Playing herself

Billie Whitelaw
Inactive since 2007  Sorry RIP

Bibi Andersson
Retired 2010

Liv Ullmann
Retired 2012

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One Comment

  1. Raoul

    January 12, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Very interesting. I didn’t know some of these “oldies” were still working. And I also thought others like Michael York had already died.

    Perhaps this might interest others too. Here’s a list of celebrities who have passed away:


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